The Boor
Composer: Myron Fink
Composer Bio: Myron Fink, born in Chicago in 1932, studied at the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music and at the University of Illinois where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1954 and his Master of Music in 1955. He spent the following year at the Staats-Akademie der Musik in Vienna as the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship. His teachers include Felix Borowski, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Bernard Wagenaar, Burrill Phillips and Robert Palmer.

Mr. Fink is active as a composer, pianist, coach-accompanist, teacher and lecturer. He was on the faculty of Hunter College of the City University of New York from 1966 to 1991. He also taught at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the State University of New York College at Purchase. As a pedagogue his areas of interest are composition, analysis, harmony and counterpoint.

Fink is a prolific composer who has written for voice, piano, organ, orchestra, chamber ensemble and a wide variety of instrumental and choral combinations. His greatest interest is in opera and music for the theater. His catalog includes operas such as Jeremiah, Judith and Holofernes, Chinchilla, The Conquistador and Edith Wharton: A Self Portrait.
Librettist: Myron Fink
Premiere Date: February 14, 1955
Producing Company: University of Illinois Opera Workshop
Description: A widow engages in exaggerated mourning but soon succumbs to the rough wooing of one of her deceased husband's persistent creditors.
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: pf
Musical Style: mildly dissonant tonal
Contact: Myron Fink
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The Boor (Argento)
Thursday, March 25, 1993 - University of Michigan University Productions
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